Mar 24, 2011

News: Carl's Jr./Hardee's - New Turkey Burgers Featuring Miss Turkey

Carl’s Jr. and sister chain Hardee’s has added a new line of Charbroiled Turkey Burgers to their respective menus (or rather they're adding a turkey patty option to some of their existing burgers.

To promote the new Turkey Burgers, they're airing a commercial featuring Gizem Memic, the reigning Miss Turkey from the Miss Universe pageant (you can check it out after the jump).

The new Turkey Burger were created in collaboration the creators of Eat This, Not That! which often features the chains' burgers on the "Not That!" list. Each of the new burgers feature a quarter-pound turkey patty and clock in at least than 500 calories and are meant as a healthier alternative to beef.

The new Turkey Burgers are each served on a toasted wheat bun and are listed as follows:
  • Turkey Burger (available at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s): a charbroiled turkey patty, ketchup, mayonnaise, lettuce, red onion, tomato and dill pickle chips.
  • Teriyaki Turkey Burger (available at Carl’s Jr.): a charbroiled turkey patty, teriyaki sauce, grilled pineapple, Swiss cheese, red onion, tomato and lettuce.
  • Guacamole Turkey Burger (available at Carl’s Jr.): a charbroiled turkey patty, freshly-prepared guacamole, pepper-Jack cheese, tomato and lettuce.
  • Mushroom Swiss Turkey Burger (available at Hardee’s):  a charbroiled turkey patty, sautéed mushrooms and two slices of Swiss cheese.
  • BBQ Ranch Turkey Burger (available at Hardee’s):  a charbroiled turkey patty, BBQ sauce, red onion, tomato, lettuce and buttermilk ranch sauce.

Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr. Turkey Burger (268g)
Calories - 490 (from Fat - 200)
Fat - 23g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 1010mg
Carbs - 45g (Sugar - 10g)
Protein - 29g

Nutritional Info - Hardee's Turkey Burger (254g)
Calories - 480 (from Fat - 150)
Fat - 17g (Saturated Fat - 4g)
Sodium - 930mg
Carbs - 47g (Sugar - 12g)
Protein - 31g

Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr Teriyaki Turkey Burger (320g)
Calories - 470 (from Fat - 120)
Fat - 14g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 1120mg
Carbs - 55g (Sugar - 19g)
Protein - 32g

Nutritional Info - Carl's Jr Guacamole Turkey Burger (281g)
Calories - 490 (from Fat - 190)
Fat - 21g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 1120mg
Carbs - 43g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 33g

Nutritional Info - Hardee's BBQ Ranch Turkey Burger (261g)
Calories - 460 (from Fat - 130)
Fat - 15g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 950mg
Carbs - 52g (Sugar - 16g)
Protein - 31g

Nutritional Info - Hardee's Mushroom & Swiss Turkey Burger (246g)
Calories - 480 (from Fat - 160)
Fat - 17g (Saturated Fat - 7g)
Sodium - 1380mg
Carbs - 44g (Sugar - 9g)
Protein - 37g


  1. Loved the commercial! Just can't have the burger tooooooooo much sodium!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. it must be the worst tv commercial ad I have ever seen

  3. The similarities and differences between Hardees and Carls Jr. have created confusion in my naturally befuddled brain.

    Out in Californy where Carls Jr. hangs it hat I reveled in their unique offerings.

    Definitely not your run-of-the-mill offerings!!!

    Some of Carl's Jr. foods are BIG and extremely yummy but it HAS been three or so years since I have been in an area with a Carl's Jr.

    Here in Hillbilly land where possum stew obtained from scraped-from-the-pavement road-kill is haute' cuisine there are several Hardees.

    I entered one a few months ago and... true tale.... the workers AND the manager, who was present, were so incredibly dense, ignorant, and lacking in every manner I could detect with normal human cognitive development made my purposefully simplistic questions and subsequent ordering so tedious, mentally painful I pert-near made a 180-degree tuen to depart the palace of idiocy.

    Yes, it WAS that bad.

    Pure unadulterated IGNORANCE and, on top of that, all present, including the manager, accused ME of being dense!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I enunciated clearly. Used a vocabulary level around an 8th-grade level (I detected a lack of brain-power among those present including the possibility of the not-so-rare inbreeding 'round these here parts, especially down in the numerous hollers and atop the hills in between).


    The mental trauma was severe enough to preclude my recollectin' what I had ordered and I'll be darned if I ever return to that hamburger joint from Heck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Bad taste for a great product. Too bad these guys aren't creative enough to get attention without comparing one piece of meat for another. Shock jocks....shame on you. If there is a woman working there she must have sucked her tongue down her throat on this one. If not, shame on you.

  5. It is better with chicken. :] I don't eat red meat, and before they came out with the turkey burgers I always subbed for chicken. I still think it is a better option. 


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